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Teach Starter Publishing Suitable for stages:  1 - 6

Create a random letter grid and make as many words with your class as you can before the timer runs out!

Use this widget during literacy rotations or as a warm-up for spelling lessons.

The Toggle widget generates a random grid of letters that students use to make as many words as they can. The grid can be adjusted to be 3 × 3, 4 × 4 or 5 × 5 to suit the ability level of your class. There are many ways to play. See below for some suggestions.

Word Snakes

Create words by linking the adjoining letter squares, either adjacent or diagonal, to form a chain of letters. Each letter can only be used once per word.

Random Letters

Use any letter square on the board to create words. Each letter square can only be used once per word.

Scoring

  • Less than 3 letters: 0 points
  • 3 letters: 1 point
  • 4 letters: 2 points
  • 5 letters: 3 points
  • 6 letters: 4 points
  • 7 letters: 5 points
  • 8 or more letters: 10 points

Note: The letters in the Toggle widget are generated at random, and the possible combinations per puzzle are not checked for undesirable word combinations. Please generate the puzzle and conduct your own check before presenting to your class.

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